The sultry soul singer turned 56 years young on January 16.
1. Happy birthday, Sade!
2. Happy birthday, Sade!
3. Happy birthday, Sade!
4. Happy birthday, Sade!
5. Sade in 1985
Sade was born Helen Folasade Adu on January 16, 1959.
6. Sade in 2011
Folasade means “honor confers your crown.” (Photo: PRPhotos)
7. Sade in 2010
The British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer is 54 years old.
8. Sade in 2011
Sade was born to a Nigerian father and English mother.
9. Sade in 1989
While in college, she joined a soul band, Pride, in which she sang background vocals.
10. Sade in 2011
Sade’s first album, Diamond Life, debuted in 1984.
11. Sade in 2001
In 2002, she received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to “all black women in England”.
12. Sade in 2011
Sade is the most successful solo female artist in British history. She has sold over 110 million albums worldwide.
Sade has one daughter and currently lives in the English countryside. (Photo: PRPhotos)
14. Sade in 2011
Happy birthday, Sade!